Are you having trouble with nuisance wildlife? Are animals like rabbits and squirrels destroying your lawns and gardens? Motion detection sprinklers are a terrific and affordable method for diverting nuisance wildlife away from your property. Not only are they safe and humane for animals, people, and the surrounding environment, they are also very affordable and easy to install.
Continue reading to learn some helpful tips for setting up your motion detection sprinkler.
You can buy a wide variety of animal-repelling motion detecting sprinklers on the market, all ranging in capacity, quality, and price. They are available for purchase online, or at home improvement and gardening stores. Your local department store, such as Meijer® or Target®, may also have options in their home and garden section. Depending on the type you choose and how many come in a set, you can expect to pay anywhere between $30 and $75.
Although motion detection sprinklers are designed to be ultra safe animal repellent devices, they can’t do all the work. There are some strategies you can implement when setting up your sprinkler system to maximize their effectiveness. Here’s what you can do:
✅ Environmental Modifications
Take a closer look at your property and think about what it is that’s attracting pests. The most common reasons are food and water. Before you set up your sprinklers, make the proper changes to your premise in order to thwart nuisance wildlife activity. This includes removing all food and water sources, such as pet bowls, bird baths, squirrel feeders, and more. It also includes protecting gardens with natural fencing or chicken wire, as well as, minimizing sources of shelter (i.e. old jungle gyms, log piles, voids beneath porch or patio, etc.).
✅ Choose a Smart Location
The location of your animal-repelling motion detecting sprinklers is an integral part of maximizing their efficacy. Choose a spot that gets the most wildlife activity. Also be sure the sprinkler is facing away from anything you wish to protect or keep dry. Keep in mind that these sprinkler systems cover a large radius, so you can spread them out if you have more than one. In fact, many homeowners require more than one, which is why many products come in a set.
✅ Customize the Radius
Whether you are using one or more sprinklers, it helps to fine-tune the radius settings to your liking. You may need to avoid spraying sidewalks or playgrounds, or you may need to increase the settings for a stronger and wider range. In addition to customized radius settings, you can also adjust the sensitivity of the detection technology to go off in the presence of large or small animals.